Saturday, April 15, 2006

Who types correctlly?

Even the most computer-literate geeks usually do not use the "proper" methods of typing. I've not used it since keyboarding class in Jr High, myself. I am wondering, do you use the proper methods or not? Do you rest on the home row and hit the space with a thumb and never an index? I'm also wondering, has anyone taken the plunge and tried to relearn their typing skills after years of doing it the "wrong" way?

3 comments:

Kent Johnson said...

I do keep my fingers on the home row and space with my thumb, so I don't have to relearn that. But I rest my wrists rather than cupping my hands over the keyboard.

Several years ago I learned to type with a Dvorak key layout. It was very difficult and took many months before I was fluent. In retrospect I think it was worth it though, I type faster and it is much easier on my hands.

Peter Fein said...

I'm pretty close.

I don't type exactly the way I learned in middle school - I'm coding, writing email & IM after all, not typing letters.

But yeah, I type right.

Anonymous said...

In my experience, most computer literate people do type correctly but they rest their wrists.

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